I recently got into a very bad argument with someone who told me that they no longer consciously sin which threw me off. I brought up 1 John 1:8, but they said that I was wrong about my use of the verse. They got upset when I brought up something they had done to me in the past and essentially called me a liar because they no longer consciously sin and wouldn’t have done that. Is it really possible to no longer consciously sin?
I have a dear friend who is an Orthodox Jew. My attempts to witness just bounce off those inch-thick scales on his stubborn eyes. He’s quite intellectual and a big reader, so I’d like to find a good, thought-provoking book on Jesus/the gospel to send him. Anything come to mind?
Over this past year I’ve noticed many changes in my local church. I’ve seen decisions made by the Pastor alone that have both concerned and forced me to take a close look at the way things are changing. Most of these issues do not pertain to the actual preaching of God’s Word but have caused me to have a deep concern for keeping this Pastor as my local Shepard. I believe from scriptures, that the biblical foundation of the church is being compromised and I’m considering leaving this congregation over it. Am I right in considering leaving for these reasons?
Not even the Church is making much much protest, it seems that we, as a nation are just accepting it, why? Rhetorical question I know, but I would like your thoughts on it. Are we, I, the Laodicean church? It scares me to my core and all I know to do is keep praying, listening, hoping. I think that court decision may have been the tipping point for America and things will go down hill rapidly. I am comforted by the Lords message to the church of Philadelphia, I have considered myself to be of that church for a long time. I am almost 80 years old and love my Lord Jesus with all my heart and am grateful to Him beyond words.
Who were the many holy people in Matthew 27:52? Are these the Old testament saints, like David, Daniel, Moses, Abraham, Jacob, etc? Are the rest of the Old testament characters in Heaven also? Was Paradise taken out of Sheol and moved to Heaven at this event?
My friend teaches that if a person is wrong and unteachable about ancillary Bible subjects, such as Spiritual gifts, the dispensations, the sin nature, etc, that the person is filled with lies and the spirit is not with them.
Is there any truth to his statement? “A person who teaches incorrectly about spiritual things can not be saved, because the spirit cannot be with them.”
You’ve said that Satan didn’t know God planned on Jesus being put to death for our sins or he would have done everything in his power to stop it. Isaiah 53 is a prophecy of Jesus’s payment for our sins, so how is it possible that Satan didn’t know God’s plan of redemption prior to the Crucifixion? Didn’t he read the Bible?
In your recent post “Hearing The Voice Of The Lord”, you referenced Elijah in 1 Kings 19:11-13, but Elijah was a prophet who heard regularly from God. I am not sure that would apply to believers in general. As far as you know, are there any instructions or similar examples for us in the New Testament about God speaking to a believer’s heart, other than to apostles, prophets, etc? And if so, how would we know if an inner voice telling us something (like buy a new house, confront this person, look for a new job, etc) is actually coming from God, or merely us just having an idea and thinking about it?
In Revelation 14 it talks about reaping, but it appears to be two separate things. Verses 14 through 16 seem to be Jesus harvesting. Verses 17 through 20 are God’s wrath poured out. Is this first part (14-20) the rapture maybe, since the second part speaks of God’s wrath and I know we are not appointed unto wrath. What is your understanding of these scriptures and the difference of the man (Jesus?)on the cloud reaping the harvest versus the angel gather grapes to be crushed under the wrath of God? Thank you for your help.